An increasing number of employers worldwide are struggling with the Great Resignation, lingering Covid-19 disruptions, and burnout. But there are companies that are offering impeccable workplace experiences to their employees, which in turn have catapulted their reputation as the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ attracting top talent and retaining top performers.
Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, a renowned company that evaluates workplace culture, stated “Best Companies’ leadership has never been more crucial.”
In this blog we will discuss how the industry giants below are driving employee engagement in 2022:
Employee Engagement at Cisco
Cisco is relentlessly named one of the best companies to work for, thanks to its employee-friendly policies. The company excels at prioritizing employees through a myriad of programs and partnerships. It offers free digital therapy as well as coaching around mental health, nutrition, and weight loss. In a survey, 98% of the company’s employees stated that they are proud to tell others that they work at Cisco.
Hilton has always been driven by its commitment to building a more inclusive workforce. The company also offers several unique benefits to its employees that boost engagement. From expanded remote working options to a chance to avail of at least 100 discounted rooms at Hilton-branded properties each year, the company has been able to reinforce its relationship with the employees. The top leadership at Hilton is highly receptive to employee issues and always willing to have difficult conversations about mental well-being.
Employee Engagement at Salesforce
Salesforce is known to be one of the greatest advocators for pay equality. Since 2015, the software giant has been assessing pay for its employees, and closing gaps, if any. Salesforce also focuses on building a strong company culture and appropriately rewarding every employee for their efforts. The company offers office-flexible policies where employees can settle into a hybrid work environment unique to their needs.
Employee Engagement at Limeade
Limeade is a suite of employee well-being programs to drive participation and deliver the essential resources employees need, resulting in happier, more productive employees. They not only help other organizations provide the best employee experience possible but also practice what they preach to their own employees. Limeade is all about infusing well-being into the flow of work which allows their employees to feel support and purpose in their workday making them more engaged and productive. According to Great Place To Work, "92% of employees at Limeade say it is a great place to work compared to 57% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company" which speaks volumes to their ability to apply their solutions to their own people. It's also a great example of the power of caring for your employee's well-being and how that converts to highly engaged employees.
To propel a business forward today, companies need to engage their top brand advocates first: their employees. Employee feedback is just as important as what customers have to say about your brand, keep that in mind when brainstorming initiatives for 2023 and where to direct time and resources.